Java News from Friday, June 11, 2004

Version 1.0.5 of the open source Subversion source code control repository has been released. 1.0.5 fixes some security holes. All users should upgrade.

There's been a recent CVS security update as well, but their web site seems to be down at the moment. :-(

Excelsior has posted the second release candidate of JET 3.6 for Linux and Windows. Excelsior JET is a Java virtual machine that uses a combination of a traditional native code compiler and just-in-time compilation from byte code. JET costs start at 200 and run up to $2300 depending on which version and how much support you want. Support is available by e-mail and Web site only.

Brendan Macmillan has posted version 2.2.1 of Java Serialization for XML (JSX) 2, a library for converting Java objects into streams of XML and reading the objects back from the streams. To use it, replace ObjectOutputStream with JSX.ObjectWriter and ObjectInputStream with JSX.ObjectReader. JSX costs $200 per developer plus $500 if you want to distribute the application. 2.2.1 is a bug fix release.

The Object Refinery has posted version 0.9.20 of JFreeChart, an open source library based on Java2D. JFreeChart can produce pie charts, line charts, various kinds of bar charts, XY plots and scatter plots, time series, high/low/open/close charts, candle stick charts, and combination charts. This release adds polar plots, sorted/unsorted XYSeries, intervals for domain and range markers, and item labels for XYItemRenderers. This is a bug fix release. JFreeChart is published under the LGPL.

JAPISoft has released JSyntaxColor 1.2.7, a €159 Java library for coloring user text input in real time. JSyntaxColor provides samples for Java, SQL, and Formula syntax, and can be customized for other languages. This is a bug fix release.